Admissions Deadlines

Human Development Program

Program Code:

EDHD
Degree: M.A., M.Ed., and Ph.D.
School: Education
UMD Graduate School General Requirements:

1) Statement of Purpose:

“The goal of this essay is to get to know you as an individual and as a potential graduate student.” We recommend that this statement follow these guidelines, and include:

  • Your preparation and motivation for graduate study, including the academic, research, work, and/or personal experiences that prepare you for this graduate program.
  • Your research interests and how these interests fit with this graduate program, including identification of one or more potential faculty mentors because of the program’s strong research mentorship model.
  • How you will contribute to the social, intellectual, or cultural diversity within a scholarly community and demonstrate your persistence to undergo a rigorous academic program.  

2) Transcript(s)*
3) TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)

Program-Specific
Requirements:

1) Letters of Recommendation (3): recommendation letters may come from professors, school administrators, supervisors, and/or any other person who can effectively comment on your potential for success in a research-based PhD program in Human Development with a focus on Developmental Science and Educational Psychology. We recommend that letters of recommendation be from those that know you/your work well and comment on what you have done so far.

2) Open Response: In 200-300 words, describe your quantitative and/or analytical skills, knowledge and prior experience. These may include college and/or AP level mathematics and statistics courses, experience with mathematical and/or statistical software packages, quantitative experience in past research activities and/or work experience. The research-based PhD program in Human Development is mathematically and statistically rigorous to facilitate students’ learning and use of advanced quantitative methodologies. Therefore, evidence of applicants’ quantitative proficiency is required.

3) Writing Sample: Submit an article, report, or manuscript in which you were the primary author (e.g., peer-reviewed journal publication or conference presentation paper in which you were the primary author, or alternatively, a master’s or undergraduate thesis, or school report/literature review). We encourage you to submit something you have already written; though, you may write something new.

Program-Specific Optional:
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not considered as a criterion for admission into the program. GRE scores that are submitted are made available to potential faculty advisors.
  • All applicants are recommended to seek advice from a faculty mentor or academic advisor for how to construct a strong admissions application.
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a potential faculty member(s) in the department regarding their availability, fit, and interest in serving as a mentor in the graduate training program. Applicants may state that this contact was made in their application.

M.A./M.Ed. On-Campus
Application Deadlines:

December 8, 2021 (Fall only, domestic)
December 1, 2021 (Fall only, international)

M.Ed. Off-Campus
Application Deadline:
June 1, 2021 (Fall)

Ph.D. Application
Deadlines:

December 8, 2021 (Fall only, domestic)
December 1, 2021 (Fall only, international)
Program
Website:
Human Development

* Please note: EDHD requires all applicants to submit official transcripts (hard copies) to: University of Maryland, College Park, Enrollment Services Operation/Graduate Admissions, Room 0130 Mitchell Building, College Park, MD 20742.
Students are required to submit all required documents before submitting their application:  Purpose Statement,  recommendation letters, transcripts, GRE scores (optional) and TOEFL/IELTS/PTE for international graduate studentsDue to COVID-19, the Educational Testing Service is temporarily offering the GRE General Test online. Should students wish for their GRE scores to be considered, please visit the GRE testing site directly.

Master's Cohort/Human Development (MCHD) Off-Campus Program

The department offers an on- and off-campus program. To ensure you apply for the off-campus program, once you arrive to the “Educational Intent” section of the application:

  1. For area of intent, please select for the degree: Masters, then Human Dev. M.Ed., then select term (i.e., Fall '21).
  2. Then, in area of interest, please select Masters in Human Development (off-campus).

If you need additional assistance, please contact Jannitta Graham at jgraham7@umd.edu or (301) 405-8432.

 

Measurement, Statistics & Evaluation Program

Program Code:

EDMS
Degree: M.S. and Ph.D.
School: Education
UMD Graduate
School General
Requirements
:
Statement of Purpose
Transcript(s)*
TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
Program-Specific
Requirements:
Letters of Recommendation (3)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Application
Deadlines:

November 5, 2021 (Spring domestic) (preferred)**
January 7, 2022 (Spring domestic) (final)

November 5, 2021 (Fall domestic) (preferred)**
January 14, 2022 (Fall domestic) (final)

October 1, 2021 (Spring international) (preferred)**
November 12, 2021 (Spring international) (final)

October 1, 2021 (Fall international) (preferred)**
December 17, 2021 (Fall international) (final)

Program
Website:
Measurement, Statistics & Evaluation

* Please note: EDMS requires all applicants to submit official transcripts (hard copies) to: University of Maryland, College Park, Enrollment Services Operation/Graduate Admissions, Room 0130 Mitchell Building, College Park, MD 20742.
Students are required to submit all required documents before submitting their application: CV and Purpose Statement, (3) recommendation letters, transcripts, GRE scores and TOEFL/IELTS/PTE for
international graduate students. Due to COVID-19, the Educational Testing Service is temporarily offering the GRE General Test online.

** For consideration of funding, please submit your application by the preferred deadline.